UFC President Dana White discussed the issue with ProMMAnow.com and a small group of reporters following the post-fight press conference, but would only say that Hallman was having some severe personal issues and that they had paid him his show and win money even though he did not fight.
Fellow UFC vet Frank Trigg of MMAOddsbreaker spoke with Hallman about the situation, and said because the UFC had paid him his show and win money even though they released him, he knew there was a lot more to the story.
Hallman explains the whole situation in this one-on-one with Trigg:
I think it was very honorable of the UFC to pay him his show and win money. As Trigg said, things could get quite expensive with lawyers fees and what not, depending on how it all plays out.
Best of luck Mr. Hallman and hope to see you back inside the Octagon.